Review: The Banshees of Inisherin
Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brenden Gleeson) live on the small island of Inisherin and have mostly been inseparable. Then Colm decides to abruptly end their friendship, and Padraic doesn't take it very well.
It's funny, I saw Farrell, Gleeson and director Martin McDonagh's names and immediately knew I was going to see this, but I realize now that I don't think I even watched a trailer for it ahead of time. I went in as blind as you can go.
I've enjoyed every single one of McDonagh's films and this is no exception. Besides reuniting his magical duo in Farrell and Gleeson, McDonagh wrote something that is very original. I can't say I can recall any other stories like this. And it's so very Irish. I love that about it the most.
Perfectly dreary with sharp humor and occasionally morbid, The Banshees of Inisherin fits perfectly within McDonagh's filmography. Farrell and Gleeson are both great, as are Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condan in their supporting roles.
Right now this film is in a little over 800 theaters and hopefully that number is expanding. It's definitely worth the price.